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Primera Air planning Stansted, Birmingham & CDG Transatlantic Bases

Old 21st Jul 2017, 13:29
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Primera Air planning Stansted, Birmingham & CDG Transatlantic Bases

Let the Nordic Transatlantic LCC war begin! Where will they get the pilots willing to fly at their rates?


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Primera Air has announced the opening of three new bases in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham, UK (BHX) that will now fly to the New York area (Newark/Liberty, EWR airport) and Boston Logan (BOS airport) beginning in April 2018. Two more transatlantic routes from the new bases will be announced by the end of summer 2017.

We are very proud to announce our new bases and routes to the US. With our brand new Airbus A321neo airplanes, we will operate routes traditionally served only by wide-body aircraft. Owing to unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be able to offer unprecedented prices to passengers from France and the UK to the US. At the same time, we are very excited to offer a product and service concept that merges low fares and high quality — perfect both for leisure and business travelers,” said Andri M. Ingolfsson, President and Chairman of Primera Air.
The new aircraft has two classes of cabin — full-service Premium and low-fare Economy. All passengers will have access to Wi-Fi and the option to charge their devices on board.

Flights to US will commence in April 2018 and will be offered year-round. Primera Air will offer daily flights to New York and four weekly flights to Boston from all three bases.

Over the next two years, Primera Air will increase its presence at its existing bases and continue to open new ones, linking more airports than ever, thanks to its existing fleet and the 20 new Boeing MAX 9 ER on order (below). Other transatlantic routes are due to be opened, as well.

Primera Air is a scheduled flight carrier operating flights to more than 70 airports in Europe. The airline is based in Denmark and Latvia, and is part of the Primera Travel Group, which runs travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.

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Old 21st Jul 2017, 21:07
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on the face of it, it doesn't look too bad! What are we missing?
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Old 21st Jul 2017, 21:59
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No pension for new hires (amongst other things!)?
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Old 21st Jul 2017, 22:42
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Conflicting information.

It says Danish contract in one place and contract provided by an agency based on Guernsey in another place. I wonder where your official base will be, Latvia or elsewhere.

It's a dodgy company, known in Scandinavia for social dumping. Expect the worst.
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Old 22nd Jul 2017, 05:53
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Make your own conclusion...
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 08:12
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A lot of their pilots at NAS,
And who in their right minds wants to go across the ocean as an A321 passenger
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 08:24
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Is there any difference between an A321, an A318, a 737 or a 757 - all of which are used daily to cross the pond? And, speaking of differences, if you're wedged into an economy seat with 30 inch pitch, does it really matter if the tube you're in is 4 or 7 meters wide?
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 08:35
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And who in their right minds wants to go across the ocean as an A321 passenger
Well, I've done quite a few TATLs on 757s and find them much more relaxing than a widebody - simply because there are fewer PAX wandering around.
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 16:45
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And who in their right minds wants to go across the ocean as an A321 passenger

Those who flew on Privatair. But then again that was business class.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 20:44
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They better pay well, or offer free type ratings and great rosters....if they want any serious inquiries.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:44
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TBH. All I can say is HaHaHaHa. Only question I have, from an ex PROFESSIONAL pilot's viewpoint (not a driver btw. That seems to be a term only used by those who want to be abused by the lcc's ) is, really how low can this go?
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Why do you think there will be a problem finding Airbus pilots? Imagine being back with 100 hours, and now find a flying job!
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